Ghilad H. Shenhav

Doktorand an der Martin-Buber-Professur für Jüdische Religionsphilosophie


Research Interests

  • German-Jewish Thought
  • Hebrew and German Literatures
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Gender Studies
  • Talmud

Current Research Projects

  • The Young Gershom Scholem and the Question of Language (book manuscript based on a dissertation - in preparation)
  • The Messiah at the Gates of Rome: New Perspectives on Jewish Messianism at the 20th Century (postdoctoral project)


Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Jacques Derrida and the “Desertification” of the Messianic, Jewish Studies Quarterly, (Accepted – forthcoming 2021) 

Between Abgrund and Urwirbel: The Story of One Word in the Buber-Rosenzweig Bible Translation,” Naharaim 14, no. 1 (June 25, 2020): 83–102

The Sound(s) of Silence: Gershom Scholem’s “Laments Project” and the Question of Gender (under review)

The Messianic Today and the Question of Eternity: Reading Franz Rosenzweig with a Talmudic Aggadah (in preparation)

Book Chapters

“The Hebrew Spoken Here, is No Language”: On Gershom Scholem and the Oriental Hebrew, in: Unacknowledged Kinships: Postcolonial Studies and the Historiography of Zionism, Ed. Stefan Vogt, Derek J. Penslar and Arieh Saposnik, California University Press (invited article – the book is under review)

The Akedah, the Crusades and the Question of Meaning after the Disaster: Reading S.Y Agnon and Shalom Spiegel, in: Religion and Rationality in the Akedah, Ed. Heiko Schultz and Jean-Pierre Fortin, De-Gruyter (invited article – the book is about to be published in 2021)


The Motif of the Messianic: Law, Life, and Writing in Agamben’s Reading of Derrida, Political Theology 20, no. 8 (2019): 708–9


2020-2021 – Jewish Messianism and Philosophy

2018-2019 – The Abyss in German and Jewish Thought

2017-2018 – Jewish Representations on American Television

2017-2018 – Tel-Aviv in Israeli and German Literature

2016-2017 – Jewish Messianism and the Political